Join the Chamber for the first Quarterly Membership Breakfast of the 2019-2020 program year. This popular Chamber networking event is a must attend!
September QMB Agenda:
The pre-registration cost per person is $20. The online pre-registration will close on Friday, August 30 at midnight. After this deadline, all guests may register and pay at the door for $30. **Please note that space for walk-in attendees is limited.**
For more information, please contact the Director of Membership Engagement, Whitney Schieber at (573) 817-9119.
Thank you to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group; Gold Sponsor Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital; Printing Sponsor Columbia Printing and Sign; Door Prize Sponsors Any Time Fitness, Columbia Area Career Center, Dave Griggs Flooring America, Focus on Health Chiropractic, Hampton Inn & Suites - Columbia at the University of Missouri, Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Sky Zone and Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
A message from our Gold Sponsor, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital:
As an academic health center, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital is committed to excellent patient care, education and research. Truman VA offers a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient health services to Veterans from 43 counties in Missouri, as well as Pike County, Illinois. Each year, approximately 40,000 Veterans receive health care services at Truman VA, to include primary care, medical and surgical specialties, behavioral health, physical and occupational therapy, pharmacy services and more. As a referral center, Truman VA also provides cardiovascular care to include open heart surgery.
With over 1,700 employees and more than 400 volunteers, Truman VA is one of Columbia’s six largest employers. Additionally, Truman VA has been ranked the No. 1 place to work in VA through the All Employee Survey for the last two consecutive years. The nation-wide survey evaluates 152 VA medical centers and receives feedback from more than 390,000 employees.
Truman VA also invests in the community. As a participant of the Partners in Education program since 1998, Truman VA has assisted more than 200 Frederick Douglass High School students develop work and technical skills. Truman VA employees also give back to the community by donating service hours to organizations such as The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, Habitat for Humanity and the Central Missouri Humane Society. Since the start of fiscal year 2019, which began in September 2018, Truman VA employees have provided more than 420 hours of community service.
Historically, VA research has led to notable medical developments such as the cardiac pacemaker, the nicotine patch and the first successful liver transplant. The Truman VA Medical Research Foundation complements and accelerates Truman VA’s medical research program by acquiring additional external resources. Over the last five years, the foundation has acquired an additional $2.5 million in external research funding for Truman VA. The foundation’s vision is to expand research to advance Veteran health care. This November, the foundation will host its annual Veterans’ Day Honor Walk and 5K Run to raise funds for Veteran-related research. The community can register, donate and learn more at www.veterans5K.org.